Output PDF with Vector + Bitmap?


#1

I have a layout which has a title block and two viewpoints:

  • A clean side shot which works fine in vector.
  • A perspective view styled with PEN+Shadows

When I print it in:

  • ‘Vector’ mode, the perspective view gets swapped to WIREFRAME.
  • Bitmap mode, it looks good but is all a bitmap (thus the titleblock and everything else prints blurry at close examination.)

Is there a setting called ‘Include BITMAPPED viewports as BITMAPPED’ when using the vector print output?


(Brian James) #2

Hi Nate,

This is working here for me using the PDF995 print driver to print to PDF. Can you try that driver and if it still doesn’t work, post a sample 3dm and the resulting PDF you get. Rhino_Logo.pdf(176.1 KB)


(Mary Ann Fugier) #3

Hi Nates,
There is no include bitmap setting. It is either vector or bitmap, currently.
These settings are pretty pure - vector is sharp geometry and raster can include shading and rendering but is is essentially a screen capture.
I will add it to the wish list for consideration in a future Rhino.
Thanks for letting us know.
Sincerely,
Mary Ann Fugier
McNeel Technical Support
Seattle, WA


#4

Interesting. What seems to trigger the bug is using PDFCreator to initially make the layout.

The layout works fine when using PhantomPDF or PDF995 as printers when making the layout.

I can use any of the three to print the layout after it is initially created, and all they all print good.

Works fine = Toggling Vector/Bitmap modes dosen’t hide & show viewpoints while in the print preview window.

Thanks for looking into this. I will switch to using PhantomPDF or PDF995 to do PDF prints which include mixed Vector & Bitmap layouts.


#5

You can safely substitute my use of the word bitmap to mean raster in the previous posts, fyi. :smiley:


(Mary Ann Fugier) #6

BTW I get better PDFs more consistently from PDF995 than Adobe Acrobat!